American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee

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Providing a detailed overview of the 1890 massacre of more than 250 Native American men, women, and children by the United States Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, this account analyzes the conditions that led to this horrific event and its effect on the country’s political, cultural, and social landscape—then and now. The research presented here is arranged in three distinct sections: narrative overview; biographies, which includes background information on principal figures involved in ...

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Overview

Providing a detailed overview of the 1890 massacre of more than 250 Native American men, women, and children by the United States Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, this account analyzes the conditions that led to this horrific event and its effect on the country’s political, cultural, and social landscape—then and now. The research presented here is arranged in three distinct sections: narrative overview; biographies, which includes background information on principal figures involved in the massacre; and primary sources. This unique and comprehensive volume also includes a glossary of important people, places, and terms, as well as a chronology of events, a subject index, and an annotated list of sources for further study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780812314
  • Publisher: KWS Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/15/2011
  • Series: Defining Moments Series
  • Pages: 230
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Collier Hillstrom is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of more than 20 books in the fields of history and biography, including People in the News: Al Gore and Television in American Society.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Narrative Overview
    Prologue
    Chapter One: European Colonization of the “New World”
    Chapter Two: A Vanishing Way of Life
    Chapter Three: Standing in the Way of Westward Expansion
    Chapter Four: Sitting Bull and the Sioux Wars
    Chapter Five: The Massacre at Wounded Knee
    Chapter Six: American Indians in a White World
    Chapter Seven: The Legacy of Wounded Knee
Biographies
    Big Foot
    Crazy Horse
    George Armstrong Custer
    Andrew Jackson
    Red Cloud
    John Ross
    Sitting Bull
    Wovoka
Primary Sources 
    Tecumseh Calls for Indian Unity against the White Invaders
    Andrew Jackson Praises Indian Removal
    Cherokee Chief John Ross Denounces Indian Removal Policies
    A Cheyenne Recalls the Deadly Impact of Cholera on His Tribe
    Negotiating the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
    Eyewitness Recollections of the Battle of Little Bighorn
    White Officials Call for Dismantling of the “Tribal Organization”
    A Lakota Indian Recalls the Ghost Dance
    A BIA Assessment of the Causes of Lakota Discontent
    Black Elk Recounts the Massacre at Wounded Knee
    Looking for Survivors at Wounded Knee
    Life at an Indian Boarding School
    Indian Activists Issue the Alcatraz Proclamation
    One Indian’s Perspective on Modern Society and Traditional Ways
    American Indians Take Stock on the Bicentennial of the Lewis
    and Clark Expedition

Bibliography Photo and Illustration Credits Index

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